Hilary Stagg Musical Artist

Hilary Stagg (1957-1999) was an American musician. With a high school band sousaphone background, Hilary Stagg (named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the famous mountaineer) was an electrician when in his mid-twenties he attended an Andreas Vollenweider concert. He was enthralled, and so inspired that he purchased a small harp. He tried formal lessons but quickly decided he would learn to play the harp a different way. Hilary practiced lucid dreaming and developed a way of dancing with the Muse in his dreams, a way of exploring and composing music in his "sleep" that became the core of his compositions. As he experimented, Hilary developed a gentle, yet powerful, melodic style that gave new meaning to soothing and relaxing music. He began performing regularly, refining his technique and confidence. The results of his labor and dedication can be heard on seven titles for Real Music, Beyond the Horizon, Feather Light, Dream Spiral, The Edge of Forever, Winter Magic (Christmas selections), Sweet Return and finally, Hilary Stagg ~ A Tribute. When I first heard Hilary's music," says founder and president of Real Music, Terence Yallop, "I kept it playing all night.

Personal details

Date of birth
1957
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
1999 at age of 42

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Sweet Return
August 12th, 1997 Album 52 minutes
Winter Magic
June 26th, 1995 Album
Feather Light
June 7th, 1994 Album on compact disc
Dream Spiral
July 7th, 1993 Album 45 minutes
Beyond the Horizon
1988 Album on compact disc
The Edge Of Forever
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